I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for 10,220 days.
10,220 DAYS AGO
Today is World Bipolar Day. I am a Chronically Awesome, Thriving Survivor of a mood disorder that I share with 10 million Americans. As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I cannot help but think of all that I have accomplished in spite of what this disease has thrown in my face. What I have done regardless of what hurdles this illness has put on the track in front of me.
Today is a good day for me to think about what I have mastered in this life. When I see all of the gifts, all of the joys, all of the results of hard work and labors of love, I know that I am the winner of this war. This synaptic accident in my brain will not break in my brain.
It is very easy to think about the troughs and forget about the peaks. I am not talking about depressions versus manias. If you know me, you know that I am opposed to the glorification of mania. Mania, to me, is just as miserable as depression. I am talking about the victories versus the f*ck ups. (Read More)
Visit the Bipolar section of The Chronically Awesome Foundation’s Condition Center to find Jules’ Bipolar Diary.
You can visit the WEGO Health Bipolar Patient Portal to meet leaders in the mental health community ready to help you with your questions about Bipolar Disorder.